Shopping, good food, and skating
Imagine you're on the world's biggest skating rink with your loved one. Suddenly, you both stop under a lamp post and stick your tongues out to catch the snowflakes tumbling in the winter sky. Romantic isn't it? Now your day got off to a good start: you shopped a little (you are looking fine with your new clothes!), you had a great meal, and you even saw polar bears, dinosaurs and rocks that shine like your partner's eyes. Quite a memorable day, isn't it?
The great thing about the downtown areas in Gatineau and Ottawa is proximity, meaning you won't need your car much. You can easily walk from Ruisseau de la Brasserie Skating Rink to Bistro CoqLicorne (and discover good addresses on Eddy and Laval Streets) and you can even cross to Ottawa by foot, if you feel like it! There too, everything will be close and you'll be free to stroll around downtown, on foot or states!
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Points of interest
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3H1
The simple but appealing menu features tapas, grilled dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads, all prepared with fresh quality products, often from the region. The bistro carries a selection of local microbrewery beers as well as wine and liquor.
Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 2R1
Canada is all about nature. The beautiful vistas and wildlife you expect to see, you will see at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Museum features world-class galleries representing Canada’s diverse nature. See iconic Canadian mammals shown in their natural habitats, Canada’s original collection of dinosaur fossils, an enormous blue whale skeleton and much more. 3D movies, special exhibitions and guided tours are also available.
Come skate on the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink, winding through the Nation’s Capital. The interactive map provides information on ice conditions, parking, Skateway entrances and heated change rooms. Snap your favourite #CanalMoment at the giant photo frame — or anywhere along the Skateway’s 7.8 kilometres. It’s all here. Just pick a date to skate in Canada’s Capital.